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Capital investment in Canada’s auto sector well below pre-recession levels: report

The report from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says investment has been almost cut in half, noting "Canada's loss of investment market share to Mexico and the southern U.S. over this period has been well documented."

Spartech announces plant closure, layoffs

Plastics sheet manufacturer and thermoformer Spartech LLC is shuttering its factory in Ripon, Wisconsin and eliminating almost half of the positions at its plant in Greenville, Ohio.
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Special Reports

Terry Elliott: 2017 CPIA Leader of the Year

Terry Elliott has spent over 30 years in Canada’s plastics industry, rising from the chemistry lab to sales and management positions to his current job as president of Scepter, while doing enough volunteer work along the way to fill a second career. In both areas, he’s used his team management techniques to improve organizational health. But for all his strategizing, he didn’t see the Leader of the Year award coming. » Read More
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Sales rep goes the extra miles for Aoki

Jose Penaloza will rack up at least 20 trans-Pacific flights in 2017 as part of his push to increase Japanese injection stretch-blow molding machine maker Aoki’s presence in Canada. That’s a lot of hang time, but it’s beginning to pay off. » Read More

Rapid Granulator makes major investment at HQ in Sweden

Installation of three high-precision, highly automated machining centres, with a total investment of 4.5 million euros ($6.5 million Cdn), will provide the company with extra capacity to produce core components to very tight tolerances while improving overall process flow. » Read More

Absolute Haitian names new sales manager for B.C., Alberta

Brigitte Rodriguez, the new regional sales manager, has more than 15 years of plastics industry experience. » Read More
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Fakuma 2017  

October 17-21, 2017
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
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Windsor Mold Expo

October 18, 2017
Location: Windsor, Ont.
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Waste & Recycling Expo Canada

October 25-26, 2017
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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